PRCA News

Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool Has Reopened

4/4/2016

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is pleased to announce that Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool facility reopened April 1 after the successful installation of a new vinyl liner and other renovations. Northeast Pool, which is located at 1100 NE 14th St., is the only municipal aquatic facility that is open year-round.

Northeast Pool has been closed since Jan. 9 to replace the vinyl pool liner. Originally anticipated as a six-week project, the completion date was extended to give staff and contractors time to thoroughly examine the pool shell, circulation system and ancillary pool equipment. Some of the additional improvements included patching the fiberglass shell, installation of four hydrostatic valves under the diving well to alleviate groundwater pressure, leak testing of the plumbing system, resurfacing and repainting the water slide, energy efficient LED lighting and new lockers in the men’s and women’s locker rooms.

“We want to thank our patrons for their patience during this project,” said Recreation Supervisor Jeff Moffitt. “After draining the pool, inspections by staff and an industry expert determined that we had a larger project than originally anticipated. We wanted to make the needed repairs so this facility would have quality operations for years to come. The PRCA aquatics staff thinks that the extra time was worth it, and we are excited to get back to serving our customers at this great facility.”

Other city pools will be opening soon for the spring and summer seasons, with H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool opening Friday, April 29 and Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool opening Friday, May 27.

Spring hours for all aquatic facilities are posted on www.cityofgainesvilleparks.org. For additional information, or for any questions or comments, please contact Jeff Moffitt, recreation supervisor, at 352-393-8732 or moffittjc@cityofgainesville.org.



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